Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park is an insanely fun experience for all ages! There are 10 different courses, all with unique zip lines, obstacles, and bridges. I had no idea that Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park even existed until my grandparents took my brother and I this summer. Turns out, it was AMAZING! This company has three different parks and we went to the one right in Tahoe City next to the Granlibakken Lodge (they also have on on Tahoe Vista and Squaw). This ropes course and zip line park was the coolest thing ever and we had an insane amount of fun doing all the different courses.
It was actually a lot harder than I thought, but after doing a few, we were just like professionals. You get 2 and 1/2 hours to explore the whole park and it was plenty of time to do the courses. Carter and I repeated some of the courses, but you can do all of the different courses with some extra time to spare.
This past winter, they did a HUGE remodel at this location. They now have many different courses ranging from very easy to very hard. The signs to tell people what is what have ski ratings for the courses; green circle is easy, blue square is intermediate, and black diamond is the hardest. Each course has zip lines, bridges, and many other obstacles.
A nice thing about being attached to a zip line 100% of the time (even on the bridges and obstacles), is that if there’s a part you are uncomfortable doing, you can use the line and zip across to skip it! I totally utilized this one or two times.
There are 10 different courses, 97 tree platforms, 27 zip lines, and 60 obstacles and bridges — all totally unique. My brother and I agree that this ropes course and zip line park was pretty much the coolest thing.
I’m still thinking about how much fun that I had doing this courses. What was really cool was that after they gave you your harness and the piece that attached to the zip lines, you get free range and can go wherever and you don’t have to wait for someone to put your pulley on! One of the coolest things was doing UPSIDE DOWN zip lining! That’s right, upside down no hands zip lining 200+ feet and…. it was the only thing that my grandparents and I forgot to video tape. LAME-Os!
Lots of Courses to Choose From
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park gives you the feeling of traveling through the forest in the sky. Each course starts with a tree platform accessed by a vertical climb, inclined ramp, or zip line, then you’ll have to navigate rope swings, wobbly bridges, swinging logs, tightropes, cargo nets, horizontal climbing walls, zip lines, and more.
- Fuzzy Bunny (green circle) which we did twice because it was actually really fun for a beginner course! We thought that this course and Rainbow should’ve switched ratings, so heads up for that! This course had LOTS of bridges and platforms such as the rolling logs, glass panel bridge, verticle logs to cling to and get across one by on, plus a LOT more!
- Rainbow (blue square) which we did three times because it’s short, easy, has super long zip lines, and has two bridges to cross. This course had the longest zip line measuring 200+ feet.
- Snowboard (blue square) had one of the most creative themes. The builders used snowboards as a part of the course, hence the name, in multiple ways. One of the obstacles was a zip line but you had to jump onto a snowboard that was attached to a cable and snowboard up in the sky. Another part was a teeter totter bridge with like 5-7 separate boards. Another snowboard part was a bunch of snowboards in a bridge formation.
- Zipper (blue square) which we did twice has a lot of zip lines, as it says in the name, but also has some pretty cool obstacles and bridges.
- Twins (blue square) was really fun, but there were some unexpected challenges hidden in the course. This one does have some awesome zip lines with great views, but there are some longer and harder obstacles. There was a tight rope that was really high up that we had to ask for some help on. There was also a really long bridge made out of that stretchy fishnet material that was WEIRD to walk on. Along with these there were thin logs to walk across, a really long spaced out plank bridge and more!
- Wind Chimes (black diamond) is one of the hardest courses along with “Rings” and Carter and I did it at the end. This course featured a few zip lines, but was mainly focused on other obstacles. There was a large log to walk across, the wind chimes which were wooden poles you had to step on and cross. There was also a weird and hard rock climbing thing where every other plank is leaning diagonal facing the right or left with rock wall rocks attached that you had to climb across! This course also had MANY other SUPER HARD bridges and obstacles to pass.
The couple we didn’t do were:
- The Green (green circle)
- Squirrel Course (blue square)
- Up and Away (blue square)
- Rings (black diamond)
A Few Quick Tips
- One thing I would recommend is make sure you can do the course before you start because one you start, you can’t go backwards. You must finish it, so make sure the course is within your skill level!
- Luckily, if you do get stuck or don’t quite know how to get past an obstacle, there are staff members at each course ready to guide you through it and give you their tips and suggestions.
- Don’t save the black diamond course for the last thing you do! You want to have enough energy to be able to get through it. Make sure you get enough experience, but don’t do Rings or Wind Chimes last.
- Make a reservation! All of the locations book up fast, so make sure you call ahead or book online to reserve a time slot for you and your family or group!
- Bring some water with you! We didn’t have any water and doing all those ropes courses gets extremely tiring. They do have a jug with a spout you can waterfall from… but it’s in the sun and open for public use. Better to have your own!
This was an incredible experience that I will never forget and I will 100% be bringing my mom and dad back to on of the locations to try it!